Subject: Re: Suggestion: keep binary data out of /etc
To: None <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/07/1999 00:13:00
In <> Christoph Badura <> writes:
>So tell me one thing.   Since Unix doesn't have the concept of binary files
>(or rather -- since it treats all files as an opaque stream of binary octets
>-- no concept of non-binary files) how can grep possibly tell that a given
>file isn't a binary file?

Grap already does not treat files as an opaque stream of binary octets:
it imposes/assumes lines terminated by newlines.

>Christoph Badura
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